Franklin Roosevelt made repealing Prohibition a campaign promise. (britannica.com)
The Election Of FDR
During the presidential election of 1932, Democratic candidate Franklin D. Roosevelt ran on a promise to repeal Prohibition, a key factor that led to his success. On March 22, 1933, he signed the Cullen-Harrison Act, the first step to the 21st Amendment. “I trust in the good sense of the American people that they will not bring themselves the curse of excessive use of intoxicating liquors, to the detriment of health, morals, and social integrity,” Roosevelt told the public.